California Teens Get Protection from the Internet
The new “eraser button” allows teens to erase their past, from the World Wide Web at least.
As we all know, what goes on the Internet tends to stay on the Internet forever. However, for California teens, they may not have to go through such a rough time.
A new law was signed by the California governor which allowes teens access to an “eraser button.” The theoretical button gives teens the chance to erase their past presence on the Internet.
With Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., kids and teens are accessing the Internet in a load of new ways. However, what gets put on the internet when a kid is in their early teens may come back to haunt them later in life.
What the law will do is ensure that websites allow users 18 and under to remove their own postings. It also makes sure youth-oriented sites aren’t advertising illegal products.
The law will go into effect starting in 2015.
I don't know about you, but I sure know of a few adults who could benefit from this law.
Have you ever had an Internet mistake come back to bite you?